At SylvaniaVET we do not treat spay and neuter surgery as a commodity and we never cut corners. Every animal is treated according to the highest standards of the profession as established by the American Animal Hospital Association. Most spays and neuters spend the night with our overnight staff in attendance. We place a major emphasis on your pet’s safety during every step of the surgery from admission to release. Our pain management is excellent with presurgical, intrasurgical and post surgical protocols. All surgeries are not the same – just as all haircuts, all burger places, and all dentists are not the same.
A spay or neuter at SylvaniaVET is treated like the full anesthesia, serious surgery it is. We do not cut corners; we wear caps, gowns, and masks. We use a new sterile surgical pack and new sterile gloves for each surgery. All cases are given a complete a presurgical exam, we recommend presurgical lab work that includes an EKG, and advanced monitoring is used to make the procedure ASAP (as safe as possible). You are welcome to visit your pet while they are in the hospital, assist with its recovery, and call anytime 24/7 to check its status. All spays and neuters except cat neuters spend the night for pain management and full recovery.
A spay is the complete removal of the females uterus and both ovaries. The pet will not have a heat cycle after the surgery. We do not “tie tubes”. The chances of mammary tumors are much less and an infection of the uterus call pyometra cannot occur.
A neuter is the complete removal of the male’s testicles. We do not do a vasectomy. A neutered male is less aggressive, less territorial and less likely to develop prostate disease and a variety of other medical problems.
Spaying and neutering is a major, one-time procedure. SylvaniaVET is proud we do not cut corners and that we put your pet’s safety, comfort and your peace of mind first and foremost.
The veterinary profession has made spaying and neutering a shopped commodity by offering low cost spay and neuter clinics. There are two varieties of low cost clinics, shelters and not for profit organizations, and general practices that chose to cut corners and undervalue the surgery. A general practice cannot compete with a non-profit facility because they pay no taxes, use volunteers, receive grant and can hold fund raising events that are tax deductible for the attendees. Even with all these advantages non-profits cut corners in the quality of care and the safety of the spay and neuter procedure. Some private practices cut corners, provide less supervision during and after the surgery and may use the spay/neuter as a loss leader.